# Convert 500 w to mgw

In this article I will show you how to convert 500 watts into megawatts. Throughout the explanation below I might also call it 500 w to mgw. They are the same thing!

## How to Convert Watts to Megawatts

A watt is smaller than a megawatt. I know that a w is smaller than a mgw because of something called conversion factors.

Put very simply, a conversion factor is a number that can be used to change one set of units to another, by multiplying or dividing it. So when we need to convert 500 watts into megawatts, we use a conversion factor to get the answer.

The conversion factor for w to mgw is:

1 w = 1.0E-6 mgw

Now that we know what the conversion factor is, we can easily calculate the conversion of 500 w to mgw by multiplying `1.0E-6` by the number of watts we have, which is 500.

500 x 1.0E-6 = 0.0005 mgw

So, the answer to the question "what is 500 watts in megawatts?" is 0.0005 mgw.

## Watts to Megawatts Conversion Table

Below is a sample conversion table for w to mgw:

Watts (w) Megawatts (mgw)
0.010
0.10
10
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30
50
100
200
500
1000
10000

## Best Conversion Unit for 500 w

Sometimes when you work with conversions from one unit to another, the numbers can get a little confusing. Especially when dealing with really large numbers.

I've also calculated what the best unit of measurement is for 500 w.

To determine which unit is best, I decided to define that as being the unit of measurement which is as low as possible, without going below 1. Smaller numbers are more easily understood and can make it easier for you to understand the measurement.

The best unit of measurement I have found for 500 w is watts and the amount is 500 w.